Phillips Nizer LLP | Scott Piekarsky
This links to the home page
Attorneys
Scott  B. Piekarsky

PRACTICES

Litigation
Real Estate
Appellate Practice
Contractual Disputes
Partnership Disputes

EDUCATION

  • Seton Hall University, J.D.
  • Ramapo College, B.S., magna cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. (White Plains)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Scott B. Piekarsky
Partner
CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: (201) 975-4426
Fax: (201) 560-1440
v-card icon V-Card

Scott Piekarsky is a partner in the Litigation Department in the New Jersey office.  He is certified as a civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court.  Working on a large spectrum of litigation matters, Scott regularly handles cases involving general corporate and business law, professional liability, attorney ethics and professional licensing representation, expert review, community association, real estate, chancery, commercial collections, probate and appellate law.

Scott has decades of experience working on a vast array of defense insurance cases, and maintains an active practice providing legal counsel to community associations and homeowners associations. He is a Court Qualified Mediator and has served on many occasions as a court appointed attorney, guardian, special master and special fiscal agent.

Scott is very active in professional development, ethics issues and mentoring. He is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts, which provides education to law students, the bench and bar on gender and LGBTQ issues. On that committee, he participated in the preparation of a bench guide for municipal and superior court judges, providing guidance on topical issues such as transgender issues, religious garb, et al. He is a Master in the Justice Robert L. Clifford Inn of Court and a former Barrister in the Morris Pashman American Inn of Court. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Peter Ciolino, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court, Bergen County.  Scott writes regularly for legal publications about ethics and practice issues.

Articles

  • Author, "Online Malpractice and Ethics," New Jersey Lawyer, April 2019
  • Author, “The Dermatologist as Expert Witness Revisited: Know The Risks Before You Agree," Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery,” December 2013, page 234
  • Author, “The Dermatologist as Expert Witness,” Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, September 2005, page 114
  • Author, “Avoiding Malpractice Claims,” New Jersey Law Journal, July 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • How to Lay of Foundation to Get Your Evidence Introduced: Applying Ethics Rules to Evidence, National Business Institute, July 7, 2020
  • Legal Ethics: Honesty in Settlement Negotiations, National Business Institute, March 16, 2020
  • Real Estate Transactions From A:Z - 2 Day Event, National Business Institute, December 3-4, 2019
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury: Advanced Practice, National Business Institute, September 2019
  • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, National Business Institute, June 2019
  • Legal Ethics: Top 10 Mistakes Attorneys Make Online, December 2018
  • Damages in Personal Injury, National Business Institute, December 2018
  • Advanced Trial Tactics, National Business Institute, December 2018
  • Personal Injury 101, National Business Institute, December 2018
  • Legal Malpractice Update, NJ ICLE, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • The Attorney Client Relationship: Establishing the Relationship, Retainer Agreements and Ongoing Client Communications, NJ ICLE, 2018
  • Housing Discrimination Issues for Lawyers, NJ ICLE, 2017
  • The Attorney Client Relationship: Establishing the Relationship, Retainer Agreements and Ongoing Client Communications, NJ ICLE, 2017
  • Understanding and Presenting Legal Malpractice Claims, NJ ICLE, 2016
  • Recent Developments in New Jersey Law: 2015 Update, NJ ICLE, 2015
  • Social Media Issues, Professionalism Seminar as Member of Bergen County Bar Association Committee on Professionalism, October 2013
  • Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z, National Business Institute, September 2013
  • Social Media and Ethics for Attorneys, Private In house Programs, 2013
  • How To Ethically Market Yourself and Your Practice Without Creating Liability and Ethic Grievances, December 2012
  • What is Practicing Professionally? And What is Not? Professionalism Day Program For Passaic County Bar Association, October 2012
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal With a Rambo Lawyer, National Business Institute, September 2012
  • NJ Legal Ethics: Solutions to the Most Common Challenges, National Business Institute, December, 2011
  • Defending NJ Attorneys in Ethics Proceedings, Lawline On-line CLE Course, September, 2011
  • Building Your Civil Trial Skills, National Business Institute, August 2011
  • New Challenges in Condo, Co-op and Homeowner Association Law, NJ ICLE, January 2011

Peer Review Rating

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Memberships

  • Former Barrister, Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court
  • Rule 1:40 Court Qualified Mediator, Approved Mediator Mentor & Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator
  • Master in Justice Robert L. Clifford Inn of Court
  • AV Rated
  • Super Lawyers 2013 through 2020
  • Member of N.J. Supreme Court Committee on Women in the Courts